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Humidity, damp and condensation are all related problems within the home. They typically become more noticeable – and more problematic – in the colder months. But they’ll no doubt be on your mind throughout the year, given that they can cause health problems if left untreated.
Exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings both perform a similar function – they cover the outside of your walls. To many, they’ll even sound like the exact same thing. However, dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a number of key differences that set these two apart…
Pebbledash is a common feature on houses across the UK. Also known as roughcast, it has both functional and decorative qualities when covering your walls. However, over time, it can become worn, discoloured and even cracked – or you might simply think it looks dated.
Covering the outside of your walls has benefits for both their appearance and function. However, that depends on how exactly you’re covering them. Two of the most popular options are paint and exterior wall coatings, like Corksol.
Insulation is a vital feature for any building. It reduces heat loss, improves energy efficiency and can even prevent the build-up of condensation, damp and mould. As you can expect, walls play a key part in this. But how do you insulate them on the inside without requiring extensive work?
Whether you’re a property owner comparing protective roof coatings or a contractor looking for the best waterproof roof coating for your customers, you’re sure to find a whole range of popular options out there. But which is best when it comes to keeping water out?
From the clothes we wear to the food we eat – and even the straws we drink through – sustainability is starting to affect almost every aspect of modern life. Construction and home improvement are no exception, with a range of more sustainable building materials making waves across the globe.
Exterior walls are one of the most important parts of any property. As the main barrier between your interior and the outside elements, it’s only natural you want to keep them in a good condition.
Cork is a powerful material with natural insulation, elasticity and water-resistant qualities making it useful in everything from construction and automotive to fashion and musical instruments. But can longevity be added to its long list of benefits? Read on as we take a closer look…
In the Covid-19 era, the nation’s focus on respiratory health has never been greater, and the public is now starting to show concern of the clear link between domestic living conditions and the respiratory system. The NHS officially acknowledges that “if you have damp and mould in your home you’re more likely to have respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system.”
Conservatories are a much-loved feature of homes across the UK. But they aren’t without their problems – specifically when it comes to the temperature. A new roof is often seen as the best solution for this, but there’s actually a better option when it comes to both cost and performance.
According to research by the Energy Saving Trust, a whopping 28% of people in the UK live in homes with mould. That’s almost a third of the population putting up with something that’s not just unsightly, but potentially damaging to their health.